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Orléans Libraries Launches Summer of Music Workshops, Zoo Tours, Puppets, 3D Printing and More | Entertainment/Life

Fill your summer with events and activities, reading challenges, and the chance to win great prizes by signing up for the New Orleans Public Library’s annual Summer Fun program. It starts June 1.

Libraries across the country are running summer reading programs to encourage reading as a lifelong habit, help children and teens maintain their reading skills while out of school, d interest in libraries – and because it’s just plain fun.

This year’s Summer Fun lineup will include a combination of in-person and virtual events including music workshops, Audubon Zoo tours, puppet shows presented by teens with the Ogden Museum, 3D printing classes and more Again.

Visit to register and download your free bingo card and play tracker to get started, and see a full list of Summer Fun programs at

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library with support from the Rosemary Foundation, the Keller Family Foundation, and the Entergy Charitable Foundation.

MANGAS CLUB: Graphic novel-loving teens are invited to join the New Orleans Public Library’s monthly manga reading club. The group will then meet via Zoom at 4:30 p.m. on May 26 to discuss the “Inuyasha” series, which follows 15-year-old Kagome Higurashi after being transported back in time to Japan’s tumultuous Sengoku period and embarking on a journey. to recover. the shards of a sacred jewel.

Prizes will be awarded to participants who come dressed in cosplay or bring fan art to show off.

Manga Book Club is sponsored by the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library. Register at

NOTICE: A registered notary public will be in the Main Library every Saturday from 2-4 p.m. to provide free notary services. Appointments are required. Dial (504) 596-2560 to schedule your appointment.

Notary services are limited to three documents per person per visit. Services are offered by volunteers and are not available to commercial businesses. Visit for more details.

ART AND LITERACY: The Library and the New Orleans Museum of Art are teaming up to present a four-part series for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, designed to connect art and early literacy. Mini-Masters at the Library will begin at 10:30 a.m. on June 6 at the Norman Mayer Library, 3001 boul. Gentilly, and will focus on communities and culture.

Inspired by NOMA’s Mini Masters, this integrative arts program provides visual arts experiences and museum interaction for preschool students, while engaging in hands-on art-making activities and developing early skills in literacy.

Registration is compulsory and participation is limited. Visit to learn more.

Mini Masters at the Library is sponsored by the city, First Horizon, Janice Parmelee and Bill Hammack, Sara and David Kelso, and the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.

Jane LeGros is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the New Orleans Public Library.

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